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|Spring Training Career Stats||73||10||24||2||19||0||.329||.381||.860|
|MLB Career Stats||161||15||26||3||12||0||.161||.206||.442|
The Padres' future at catching became much clearer last week, and Austin Hedges is the man.
Padres catcher Derek Norris exited Saturday's 8-0 loss to the Rockies with a sprained left middle finger after taking a foul ball off his glove hand.
|September 21, 2016||San Diego Padres recalled Austin Hedges from El Paso Chihuahuas.|
|June 9, 2016||El Paso Chihuahuas activated C Austin Hedges from the 7-day disabled list.|
|April 23, 2016||El Paso Chihuahuas placed C Austin Hedges on the 7-day disabled list.|
|April 3, 2016||San Diego Padres optioned C Austin Hedges to El Paso Chihuahuas.|
|May 4, 2015||San Diego Padres selected the contract of Austin Hedges from El Paso Chihuahuas.|
|April 4, 2015||C Austin Hedges assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas from San Antonio Missions.|
|January 26, 2015||San Diego Padres invited non-roster C Austin Hedges to spring training.|
|January 23, 2014||San Diego Padres invited non-roster C Austin Hedges to spring training.|
|August 1, 2013||C Austin Hedges assigned to San Antonio Missions from Lake Elsinore Storm.|
|July 31, 2013||Austin Hedges assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm.|
|July 31, 2013||C Austin Hedges assigned to San Antonio Missions from Lake Elsinore Storm.|
|July 31, 2013|
|July 31, 2013|
|July 15, 2013||Austin Hedges roster status changed by Lake Elsinore Storm.|
|July 13, 2013||Lake Elsinore Storm placed C Austin Hedges on the temporarily inactive list.|
|June 2, 2013||Lake Elsinore Storm activated C Austin Hedges from the 7-day disabled list.|
|May 8, 2013||Lake Elsinore Storm placed C Austin Hedges on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 6, 2013.|
|April 2, 2013||C Austin Hedges assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from Fort Wayne TinCaps.|
|January 7, 2013||San Diego Padres invited non-roster C Austin Hedges to spring training.|
|April 26, 2012||Austin Hedges roster status changed by Fort Wayne TinCaps.|
|April 16, 2012||Fort Wayne TinCaps placed C Austin Hedges on the 7-day disabled list.|
|March 31, 2012||C Austin Hedges assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Eugene Emeralds.|
|March 22, 2012||C Austin Hedges assigned to San Diego Padres.|
|August 30, 2011||Austin Hedges assigned to Eugene Emeralds from AZL Padres.|
|August 23, 2011||Austin Hedges assigned to AZL Padres.|
|August 15, 2011||San Diego Padres signed C Austin Hedges.|
Austin Charles Hedges…graduated from Junipero Serra High School (CA)…rated as the second-best catching
prospect and 12th-best position player prospect in the 2011 Draft Class by Baseball America…signed by Padres' scout Josh Emmerick.
Made his Major League debut in 2015, playing in 56 games total for San Diego, including 41 starts behind the plate...Began the year with Triple-AEl Paso, playing in 21 games having his contract selected on 5/4 for his first career call-up, after hitting .324 in 21 games for the Chihuahuas…spent the remainder of the season with the Big League club....His .324 average with El Paso at the time of his call-up ranked fourth-best among catchers in the Pacific Coast League, while his .914 OPS for El Paso ranked third-best among PCL catchers....Made his Major League debut the day of his call-up, on 5/4, with a pinch-hit appearance against the Giants at AT&T Park....In his second game on 5/6 at SF, made his first career start behind the plate with Ian Kennedy pitching, and collected his first career hit while catching all nine innings of the Padres 9-1 victory that day....Hit his first career home run on 6/16 vs. OAK in the Padres 6-5 loss…at 22 years, 302 days old that day, was the fourth-youngest catcher in Padres history to hit a home run....While behind the plate tossed out 15 of 48 attempted base stealers (31.3%)....Padres pitchers pitched to a 3.85 ERA (150 ER, 350.2 IP) with him behind the plate, the third-best catcher ERA among rookie catchers in the Majors in 2015 (minimum 300 innings caught) and third-best ever by a Padres rookie catcher (minimum 300 innings caught)....Of his 41 starts behind the plate, the majority came with Tyson Ross on the mound with 17 starts with Ross....With runners in scoring position he hit .259 (7-27) for San Diego....Rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 prospect in the Padres organization heading into the season....Rated by MLB.com as the fourth-best catching prospect in all of baseball heading into the season....Following the season, played in 21 games for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League, hitting .236 (17-for-72) with three home runs and five RBI.2014
Spent the entire season with Double-A San Antonio, playing in a career-high 113 games....Enjoyed his best month of the season in May, hitting .286 (26-for-91) with 10 doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI in 25 games....Started 104 games behind the plate, posting a .985 fielding percentage (15 errors in 1,005 total chances)....Tossed out 50 of 131 attempted base stealers (38.2 %).2013
Split his season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio, spending a majority of the year with the Storm...Began the season with Lake Elsinore, playing in 66 games with the Storm before being promoted to San Antonio on August 1...Selected to the roster of the US Team in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game...Ranked second on the Storm with 22 doubles...Won the 2013 Captain's Catcher's Award, honoring the most outstanding catcher in the minors...Played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League following the season and was a Fall Stars Game selection...Enters 2014 as the No. 24 prospect in baseball according to MLB.com.2012
Spent his fi rst full professional season with Single-A Fort Wayne, hitting .279 (94-for-337) with 28 doubles,
10 home runs and 56 RBI in 96 games for the TinCaps...Honored as a Midwest League mid-season and post-season All-Star...Hit .286 (8-for-28) over his fi rst nine games before landing on the seven-day DL on April 18...Reinstated from the DL on April 26 and hit .278 (86-for-309) throughout the rest of the season...Led all Midwest League catchers in doubles (28) and RBI (56) and ranked fourth in home runs (10)...Posted a .986 fielding percentage in 94 games at catcher, 93 starts…committed 12 errors in 863 total chances…tossed out 47 of 149 attempted base stealers, 31.5 %...Named the No. 7 prospect in the Midwest League by Baseball America following the season...Named the No. 6 prospect as well as the best defensive catcher in the Padres organization by Baseball America prior to the start of the season.
In his first professional season played in just nine games between Rookie-Level Peoria and Short-Season
Eugene after signing as a second-round selection in the Draft...Saw his first professional action with Peoria in the Arizona Summer League, hitting .313 (5-for-16) with a home run and four RBI in fi ve games...Played in just four games with Short-Season Eugene to end the year...Named the best defensive catcher in the Padres organization by Baseball America following the season.